Posted by Bill, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jan 27, 2011 at 9:24 am
Just the tip of the iceberg. These phoney schools are all over the US. They extort funds from wealthy overseas students and pay large fees to obtain the cherished student study Visa. Once here they often blend into the landscape and are diffcult to find.
Posted by G Singh, a resident of another community, on Jan 27, 2011 at 8:35 pm
The whole US immigartion system is flawed. It encourages and promotes immigartion scams and frauds. All it needs to do is make a photo SSN mendatory with a finger print. The police officer should have a finger scaner to verify if it is fake. This is should be for all current natural born as well as naturalized residents.
It will cost peanuts compared to loss by illegals and frauds.
A heavy fine should be levied to those employers who hire an illegal (regardless of whether it results in loss of jobs for many employess in that business) A mendetory judgement within 3 months will be great.
Any police officer should be able to stop a suspicious person and verify the photo ID online right away.
The issue: US government and its elected officials are not patriotic and they don't want to solve this problem.
Posted by Aron, a resident of another community, on Mar 7, 2011 at 11:16 am
These scams need to stop. These "students" come here on visas and then take work from qualified American citizens.
I'm specifically talking about H1B Visas and the deluge of Indian IT workers upon Silicon Valley. Half of these "special skilled" works have no special skills and have attended a fake "IT" institution or an institution that is not on par with what American colleges offer. Jobs on American soil should go to American citizens first. We are perfectly qualified and willing to perform these jobs. Don't listen or believe in the argument that there are not enough software engineers. That is simply ridiculous.
Also, if a company like HP, IBM, Symantec, etc... layoff American workers, then they should be forbidden to replace them with H1B Visa employees. Even after the 1 year mark. Close the loop hole and scam which allows American companies to higher lower paid (slave labor) H1B visas.
Posted by Mike, a resident of the Walnut Creek neighborhood, on Mar 7, 2011 at 11:31 am
Frankly this H1B visa is getting out of control and its only purpose to lower wages further down. I work with many of these people H1B visa holders and their skill level is very low and I just cant understand why they cant train local talent to do these jobs.